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    Humidity

    So I got a new ball last Saturday! She is a Pastel Enchi Superstripe. So, she just ate tonight and everything has been looking good. Temps are good, humidity is good during the day. Then, night times comes along and the humidity gets up to about 85-89% for most of the night and then in the morning will go back to around 67% where is stays pretty much all day. Is it okay for the humidity to be up that high during the night? Thanks!
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    Re: Humidity

    What heat sources are you using? Do they go off at night? Why does humidity climb?

    67% is what I am for (65-70%) in shed. It's not ideal for all the time. I would be looking for 55% or so humidity (50-60% is a good range).

    What substrate are you using?

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    Re: Humidity

    I use a UTH for heat, but that stays on at night obviously. And I am using cypress mulch. But Idk the humidity climbs that high at night. I do nothing different at night then during the day. But humidity in general normally is higher at night than during the day because thereís no sunlight, so I guess the same thing happens in there as well. I just donít know how to lower it at night.

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    Re: Humidity

    What are you doing for ambient temps? UTH only heats the ground above it.

    A heat source from above would help dry out the tank a little bit.

    What kind of tank?

    Are you using a thermostat?

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    Re: Humidity

    What are you using to gauge humidity?

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    Re: Humidity

    And I’m using an acu-rite gauge
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    Re: Humidity

    Okay, Iíll use a light from now on during the day. What do I do at night to not allow the humidity to get into the high 80s since I canít leave that light on at night. And Iím using a 10 gal tank for now. Sheís only like 80g.

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    Re: Humidity

    The light on during the day should help to dry out the cypress mulch a little bit. Try not to spray or moisten the substrate for a few days and see if that helps. Also don't cover the screen top.

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    Re: Humidity

    Okay! I’m just worried about night time. Now matter how low the humidity gets during the day (which is never below 60%) without fail at night, it always gets above 80%. And then goes back down during the day. Is there anyway to lower humidity through the night?
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    Re: Humidity

    Drying out the enclosure during the day with the light should help it stay down throughout the night. If it continues to raise at night I don't think it's a husbandry issue as much as it's an issue with the humidity in your home.

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